Resources & Evidence
Science of Handwashing
Germs can get into the body through the eyes, nose and mouth and make us sick.
2019 Staph Infection Prevention Strategies
CDC recommends hospitals decolonize, or sanitize, the nose to address germs at the source of contamination.
Hospitals that incorporate the nose in disinfecting protocols see a reduction in infections.
Alcohol-based nasal antiseptic shown effective in reducing nasal bacteria among hospital staff.
Participation of orthopedic patients and surgical staff in a nasal decolonization intervention to reduce Staphylococcus spp surgical site infections.
Nasal decolonization, or sanitizing your nose, demonstrated to be an effective hospital-acquired infection prevention and control measure.
Evidence from infection prevention in surgery facilities suggests nasal decolonization should be part of widespread efforts to reduce spread of germs.